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Jiangkai II Type 054A Frigate - Operations

The UN Security Council passed resolutions 1816 and 1838 on June 2 and October 20, 2008, respectively, allowing foreign warships to enter the Somali waters to hunt down pirates and use the necessary methods to combat activities in international waters. pirate. On April 2, 2009, China's second batch of Somali maritime escorts set off, including the Huangshan No. 054A frigate, and the 054A frigate has since become a frequent visitor to the Somali escort formation. The moderate tonnage of the 054A, adequate equipment and good fuel economy of the diesel engine make it an ideal ship for Somalia escort missions.

The destruction of weapons went smoothly, creating favorable conditions for the political settlement of the Syrian issue, implementing UN Security Council Resolution 2118 and the OPCWs decisions on the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons. China decided in December 2013 to send the PLA Navy to participate in the shipping escort.

The United Nations Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced on December 19, 2013 that the Norwegian and Danish transport vessels and naval frigates transported chemical weapons through the Mediterranean to a port in Italy. China and Russia provided maritime escorts, and finally the US Navy used special equipment. The warships were shipped to the international seas.

The Yancheng ship sailed from the port of Limassol, Cyprus at 2 am local time on January 7, 2014. It went to Syria to reserve the assembly point and formed a escort formation with Russian, Dan, and Norwegian national ships. Previously, the Yancheng ship also sent personnel to the Danao joint formation command ship - the Danish "Esborne Snel" combat support ship, participated in the tactical action planning meeting for the Syrian escort escort, on communication, security regulations Relevant tactical details such as emergency response and exchange of views with the parties.

On the afternoon of January 7, 2014, the Yancheng Ship safely escorted the merchant ships that transported the first batch of Syrian chemical weapons to the scheduled sea area. The Chinese naval vessels carried out the first batch of Syrian-Wuhai maritime escort missions successfully completed.

The port of Latakia, Syria, began to load the seventh batch of chemical weapons. The escort vessels of the mission parties patrol the sea in the previously designated responsibility area. After 2 hours and 30 minutes, the Danish transport ship completed the loading work and drove out of the port. The Yancheng ship and the Russian, Danish, Norwegian and other national escort ships began to accompany the escort. At 18:56 local time on the 5th, under the joint escort of the Chinese, Russian, Dan, and Norwegian fleets, the Danish transport ship responsible for transporting Syrian chemical weapons safely sailed out of the Syrian territorial waters. At this point, the Chinese Navy Yancheng Ship successfully completed the seventh and final Syrian maritime escort mission and returned to the Gulf of Aden.

On the morning of March 8, 2014, local time, the Chinese Navy's Yancheng ship and the Syrian-Wuhai maritime escort took over the Huangshan ship in the Mediterranean, and held a mission handover ceremony in the Yancheng ship.

The Navy ordered that the Huangshan ship replaced the Yancheng ship and officially took on the task of escorting the maritime escort. At 17:15 local time on March 9th, under the joint protection of warships of China, Russia, Denmark, Norway and other countries, the Norwegian transport ship responsible for transporting Syrian weapons safely sailed out of the Syrian territorial waters. At this point, the Chinese Navy Huangshan Ship successfully completed the eighth batch of Syrian-Wuhai escort missions. This is the first batch of Syrian-Wuhai escort missions completed after the Huangshan ship took over the Yancheng ship.

At 12:30 on March 14th, 2014 local time, the Sino-Russian, Danish naval fleet and Danao transport ship successively entered the Syrian territorial sea. The entire ship immediately entered the first level of combat ready to deploy. On the front deck of the ship and the landing platform, the anti-chemical detachment carried out fixed-point monitoring and air detection in combination with the mission process. Practices in subjects such as water quality testing, and practical training on some new reconnaissance equipment. In the conference room, Professor Wang Yongan, an expert in anti-chemical medicine, combined with his rich work experience, organized the medical security team on the actual site to carry out training on the use of anti-chemical drugs.

At 17:45 local time on March 14, 2014, under the joint escort of Chinese, Russian, Danish and Norwegian warships, the Dan and Nau transport vessels responsible for transporting Syrian weapons safely sailed out of the Syrian territorial waters. At this point, the Chinese Navy Huangshan Ship successfully completed the ninth batch of Syrian-Wuhai maritime escort mission.

Gao Ke was recently introduced to the public as the captain of the first Type 055 destroyer when it made its debut. This legendary figure once led the Linyi warship on a mission to rescue Chinese nationals during the Yemeni Civil War, a scene which was later adapted into the blockbuster film Wolf Warrior 2. In November 2012, the Type 054A missile frigate Linyi was commissioned, and Gao was appointed its first commander. He treated the warship as his "girlfriend," spending all his time with her except when he ate and slept. Under his leadership, Linyi achieved remarkable results, including winning first place in the North Sea Fleet group competition in its first year of service. Gao himself has also been awarded many honors and earned multiple merits.

In March 2015, he led the Linyi warship in the successful rescue of Chinese nationals from Yemen. At the time, the Yemeni government army and Houthi forces were at war in the country. On March 26, 2015, the Linyi warship, which was carrying out its 19th escort mission in the Gulf of Aden, was ordered to rescue overseas Chinese. In just one day, the Linyi warship formulated seven special defense plans, and eight special situation disposal plans and deployed surface-to-air missiles, main and secondary guns, jamming bombs and other weapons to prepare for its tasks.

Even at the beginning of the war in Yemen, Gao Ke had begun to prepare for the possible evacuation of Chinese and foreign citizens. When the Linyi arrived at Aden port, he had already thoroughly studied the port's terrain, water depth and berthing facilities. He entered Yemen three times in nine days and led the Linyi warship to successfully escort 163 Chinese and 269 citizens from 13 other countries safely to the port of Djibouti. It was the first time the Chinese navy had rescued foreign citizens, boosting the navy's image, fulfilling China's responsibilities as a major country and winning widespread international acclaim.

The guided-missile frigate Yuncheng of the PLA Navy's South China Sea Fleet, which was invited to participate in the international fleet review "Sail Tomini 2015" held on 19 September 2015 in the Gulf of Tomini to celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence of Indonesia, returned to its home port in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province on Sept. 25. The Type 054A frigate Yuncheng set sail from Zhanjiang on Sept. 10, arrived in Indonesia on Sept. 14. During their stay in Indonesia, the officers and soldiers of the Chinese warship participated in the sand table exercise, training assessment, sports activities and city parade organized by the Indonesian Navy. On the return voyage, seamen aboard the frigate conducted anti-terror and anti-piracy drills as well as training on ship damage control.

The longest journey by a Chinese Navy convoy nears completion, with a flotilla arriving on Wednesday in Thailand, its final stop before heading home. Three Chinese naval vessels-CNS Changchun, a Type 052C guided-missile destroyer; CNS Jinzhou, a Type 054A guided-missile frigate; and CNS Chaohu, a Type 903A replenishment ship-began a four-day goodwill visit to Sattahip on 06 October 2017. Thailand was the last stop of an almost six-month journey by the Chinese flotilla. It is the longest of its kind by the Chinese Navy. The flotilla left its home port in Shanghai on April 23, the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy. Before arriving in Thailand, it had made goodwill voyages to 19 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania, including Vietnam, Iran, Italy and Tanzania. It is expected to return to China as early as next week, which means the entire voyage will have lasted more than 170 days, according to the PLA Navy.

The 30th Chinese naval escort taskforce set sail on 06 August 2018 from a naval port in Qingdao of east Chinas Shandong Province to the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia for an escort mission. The escort taskforce comprised the Type-054A guided-missile frigates Wuhu (Hull 539) and Handan (Hull 579) as well as the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960). More than a piece of news, this is a regular report issued every four months and the 30th of its kind. In 2018, the 10th year of its escort mission, the Chinese navy is reviewing its past hardship and current progress.

The CNS Xining, the fifth in the Type 052D class, sailed toward the Gulf of Aden. The Xining, with the number 117 on its hull, was commissioned in January 2017. It is part of the PLA Navy's 33rd escort flotilla, together with CNS Weifang, a Type 054A guided-missile frigate and CNS Hoh Xil Hu, a Type 903A supply ship. All of the ships belong to the naval force of the PLA Northern Theater Command, known as the North Sea Fleet. The flotilla set sail from a naval base in Qingdao, Shandong province, on 29 August 2019. It traveled at least 11,000 kilometers before reaching the Gulf of Aden in the next two weeks.



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